Ela Bhatt (Sewa)

Social-Activist (Gujarat, India) 2008

Ela Bhatt (Sewa)Social-Activist (Gujarat, India) 2008

ELA BHATT – Her journey from the Textile Labour Association to founding the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and SEWA Bank is truly inspirational. She recognized the plight of self-employed vendors and worked tirelessly to free them from the clutches of moneylenders. SEWA Bank provided them with access to finance on fair and humane terms, empowering them to break free from exploitation.

Her efforts have been recognized with the prestigious Padma Bhushan, and she is often compared to a female Gandhi for her commitment to social justice and empowerment. Her work with SEWA continues to impact the lives of countless women, making her a true champion of the marginalized.

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